When Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan (among others) was produced at Mumbai’s session court in the cruise ship drug case, it unearthed a number of shocking revelations. The NCB claimed in the court that loads of shocking and incriminating material was recovered from the WhatsApp chats of Aryan Khan.
This is one of the reasons why they demanded an extended custody of Aryan and others. The big revelations that NCB made to the court was that Aryan Khan had connection to the international drug trafficking which he has used in purchasing drugs.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) further clarified to the court that after going through the chats of Aryan Khan, they came to know that Aryan was discussing the mode of payment to be done for the purchase of banned drugs.
Also, he was using a number of secret codes to purchase them. On the other hand, Aryan’s lawyer claimed that no drugs were seized from his captivity.
R M Nerlikar, who’s the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate ordered a further remand to all of them till October 7.
They were produced in the court after their one day custody ended on Sunday. And this was when NCB demanded further extension of their remand from the court.
It all happened when NCB raided the cruise ship on Sunday and seized banned drugs from eight people who are known to have high social links.
But as per the NCB top officials, they are not going to spare anyone involved in the case as they have nothing to do with the high status of those being arrested.
While giving the order to extend the remand of Aryan Khan and others, the court noted that the investigation has already reached to a particular level and considering this, they need to have their further remand to investigate the case.
This is what the court stated, “Investigation is of prime importance and presence of the accused is needed for detailed investigation. It is useful for both the prosecution and the accused to prove their innocence,” the court said.
“Investigation is of prime importance and presence of the accused is needed for detailed investigation. It is useful for both the prosecution and the accused to prove their innocence,” it said.
In addition to Aryan Khan, Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha, six others were arrested later. Their names include Vikrant Chhokar, Gomit Chopra, Mohak Jaiswal, Ishmeet Chadha and Nupur Satija. The sixth one is a drug supplier from Juhu who was arrested later.
Before giving the final verdict, the court noted that NCB requires a further remand as a case has been made against them that require a further investigation.
NCB actually demanded their custody till October 11 but the court granted them a custody up to October 7. In that sense, they have 3 days time to interrogate with them.
Anil Singh, who’s the Additional Solicitor General represented NCB in the court. He claimed in the court that loads of shocking and incriminating material was found from WhatsApp chats of them that clearly shows the international drug trafficking.
In order to uncover their connection with the drug peddlers and suppliers, they will require further custody of the accused.
This is what NCB council argued before the court, “Raids are going on now. Shocking and incriminating material recovered in WhatsApp chats of the accused shows international drug trafficking,”
“Accused Aryan Khan, in the WhatsApp chats, is discussing modes of payment to be done for procurement (of drugs). Several code names are being used. All the accused persons have to be confronted with each other. The international transactions need to be investigated’, he stated. He also stated that they have nabbed a drug supplier from Juhu and have recovered commercial quantity of drugs from his captivity.
On the other hand, Aryan Khan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde argued that his client is innocent and he has no criminal history. He also maintained to the court that his client has shown a good conduct and didn’t run away from NCB officials at the time of raids were conducted at the cruise ship.
Maneshinde also claimed that no drugs has been seized from his possession. Later, the court looked interested to know the quantity of drugs were actually seized from each one of them. To this, Anil Sigh replied that 6 gm of Charas was seized from Merchant and 5 gm of cannabis was seized from Munmun Dhamecha.
This is what Singh told the court, “From the other accused, we recovered five grams of MDMA (a stimulant drug).
Ten grams of cocaine were recovered from from Vikrant Chhokar, 14 MDMA pills from Ishmeet Singh, four pills of MDMA and 3 grams of cocaine from Gomit Chopra and four MDMA pills from Nupur Satija”. Singh told the court.